IUSB Receives $200,000 Donation for Summer Theatre Series at Lerner Theatre

August 06, 2012

Doloris Cogan of Elkhart has donated $200,000 to Indiana University South Bend, which will be used to help establish and support the Doloris C. Cogan IU South Bend Summer Theatre Series at the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart.

The donation will allow IUSB to show between three and five fully-staged theatre productions at the Lerner every summer.

Cogan has worked in corporate communications and is known in the area for her time working for Miles Laboratories in Elkhart.

She will be publicly recognized for her gift on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Lerner Theatre during the performance “A Raisin in the Sun.”

The performance is the final performance in the inaugural summer theatre series put on by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IUSB. The show features a cast of 11, nine of which are IUSB students.

Tickets for “A Raisin in the Sun” are available at the Lerner Box Office for $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 293-4469 or 294-8223.